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Secluded and Private Cabin with Amazing Views. Hot tub and WiFi.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath, large living area and large covered deck with Hot Tub.

Riverwood Retreat is a secluded cabin that sits atop a 300 foot cliff overlooking a horseshoe bend in the New River with breathtaking long range views. Inside, the cabin comfortably accommodates four people with a King Bedroom and attached full bath and a Queen bedroom with an adjacent full bath. The cabin will allow for up to eight people total with a pull out sofa bed and futon in the living area. The cabin has a large living area with a gas fireplace, full kitchen and washer and dryer. Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Blu-Ray/DVD player and Bluetooth Stereo are all provided.

Outside, enjoy the large wrap around deck, listen to the river rapids from below and experience views from the hot tub that you will never forget. A gas and charcoal grill is provided along with propane and charcoal. Access to the New River allows for easy swimming, tubing, fishing and kayaking. There is a set of corn-hole boards and bags provided along with a fire pit and firewood.

You will feel a thousand miles away from it all but still only fifteen minutes from downtown West Jefferson with its welcoming small town atmosphere, multiple shops, restaurants and bars and multiple grocery stores nearby. Less than one hour from Boone.

More Details

Jeff Wheaton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Jeff Wheaton

Four close friends came together to purchase this dream cabin to enjoy and share with others who appreciate all that the cabin and the mountains have to offer.

Jeff Wheaton purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jeff Wheaton chose Blue Ridge Mountains

We chose this specific cabin out of all others because of the beautiful view where most other properties don't even compare. The seclusion and the close proximity to bars, restaurants and shopping makes it perfectly convenient.

What makes this cabin unique

Long range mountain views overlooking the New River. All from the cabin's deck or while seated in the hot tub..


Nearest Airport
113 Miles
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Coaches Sports Grill
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Mountain Aire Golf Club
Nearest Train
36.52 Miles
Tweetsie Railroad
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Miles
NC Highway 194
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Sugar Mountain Ski Resort
Car: necessary

One of the greatest things about this cabin is that while it is seated atop a mountain's edge overlooking the New River and isolated down a wooded gravel road, you are only 15 minutes from an endless list of activities. There are countless restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors, shops that you could spend days in, a bowling alley, skating and a movie theater all within Jefferson and West Jefferson. And there's no need to worry about packing groceries for a long haul, in the same area you will find grocery stores like Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Lowe's Foods and Ingles to name a few. You will have no trouble at all finding something to do if you choose to leave the relaxing comfort of the cabin.


Lansing Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Queen Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    King Bedroom - 1 king
  • The large living area provides a futon and pull out bed for extra sleeping space.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Secluded and Private Cabin with Amazing Views. Hot tub and WiFi.
average rating of 4.890909 based on 55 reviews

Gorgeous Views

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect cabin for our visit of four days. Three old friends spent time hiking, relaxing on the deck while drinking wine and enjoying the beautiful views which included starting the mornings with low clouds hanging in the valley and along the river and later clearing to Carolina blue skies and then changing to colorful sunsets. The location allowed an easy one hour drive for a bike ride on the Virginia Creeper Trail. Another day included a visit to Blowing Rock and of course we spent some time in quaint West Jefferson visiting galleries and the Ashe County Cheese Store. The cool days in early August were perfect. We achieved our goal of escaping lowland heat. It was a memorable visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Private Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Four days here and we didn't as much hear another person. View from the deck was as good as advertised, everything was clean and in good repair. You're within reasonable driving distance of several gorgeous day hikes and this cabin has every amenity you could possibly need when you want to come back and take a load off. Watching the sunset over the mountains and the stars come up from the hot tub while your muscles relax is as good as it gets.

I will say, you won't be close to anything. It's a winding 20 minutes to West Jefferson for groceries, and 50 minutes to Boone if you want some good restaurants (Exception:The pizza place in Lansing is really good) or shopping. This comes with the isolation, though, and I wouldn't consider this a negative of the place, but rather I'm just trying to help anyone that read this plan their stay accordingly. We'd definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The views are amazing!! The house is well equipped and clean. And the owner was always available.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing time here. Tubed and kayaked with my kids on the New River, soaked in the hot tub and just enjoyed the privacy and serenity of the place. We really had a great time. We're so thankful to the Wheatons for sharing their place with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable!

  • 4 of 5

Private setting with a great view! The bed was comfortable and the deck and hot tub were really nice!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view doesn't lie, beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We love cabins with a view, some privacy but yet not too far from things to do, this one fit the bill perfect. Even though it rained, I mean really rained, two of the three nights, we had a wonderful time, I had only wished we had the chance to enjoy the decks and hot tub more. Upon arrival there were some things that were not perfect but this is no reflection on the owners, it would be the cleaning crew. Multiple piles of dog poop on the deck, near the bench glider in the front of the hot tub. I know weather had been bad for a few days, but that was really disturbing. I did notify the owner and took pictures and he was very apologetic, I did think the cleaning crew should have returned to handle it but they didn't. Jeff did allow for us to check in early but the place wasn't quiet ready so instead of looming around we went to Ingles for our grocery shopping. Bed, super comfortable, kitchen with just about anything you need. There is a K cup coffee maker there, I didn't see a regular coffee maker so keep that in mind. They even have a mini ice maker that pretty cool, crank it up early, makes enough ice for two easy. Cable is wired and not satellite so even in the rain we had the tube to look at and there is a dvd player in the master bedroom for those late night movies. Pie on the Mountain pizza joint in Lansing, great pizza, priced reasonably and GREAT, but it took an hour to get a carry out. I recommend Come Back burger joint in Boone and the Pedalin Pig as well. Wonderful county mountain ride into Valle Cruces to see the first Mast General Store, the place has a great history. I would stay here again, I just need better luck from the weather man! Thank you Jeff for letting us stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting!

  • 4 of 5

Amazing mountain and sky views from the awesome porch / deck. The hot tub was wonderful! Comfy bed, too. Everything we needed for a relaxing weekend away from the kids!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Cleaning & Maintenance $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates are subject to change. Multiple payments are allowed upon request.
No refunds will be given due to weather or road conditions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.